Writer, content marketing specialist, social media expert and knowledge management consultant. Traveled widely on five continents. Always looking for travel writing opportunities -- open to suggestions.
It depends on where you're going. Places have their quirks. There are countries in Europe where you often can't use a credit card -- Switzerland is largely a cash economy, even for fairly large purchases such as your hotel room (we had this experience in Davos).... See More
What's the status of ground transport from LaGuardia Airport into Manhattan now? My last couple of attempts to use the Airporter bus have been absolute disasters -- wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Has it improved? Any other ideas? Is Uber cheaper than a cab? See More
I like Osteria al Doge -- excellent Italian just slightly off Times Square, close enough to be convenient to the mainstream theaters. Not conspicuously cheap, but not outrageous for Midtown. See More
We spent a Christmas week in Grisons (Graubunden canton), and had a wonderful time. If you're bent on skiing, you should know December is a little early in to be assured of good snow. Davos was gray, rainy and slushy that week,... See More
The subways have been a real mess in the last year or two -- schedules are pretty screwy. But that's still the most practical way to go. Walk over to 7th Avenue in Times Square and take the IRT #1 local train ( not the 2 or 3 express) to the last stop,... See More
Apologies to Amy L., but I advise against the Airporter. It used to be a very reliable service and a good value, but the last time I tried to use it, it was in a state of complete chaos. It took over two hours to make a trip that should have been 20 minutes, maximum. I... See More
I like the Hotel Saturnia & International in Venice -- not cheap but not bad for Venice, very well located, and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. For Tuscany, what I plan to do next time I'm there is set up in a hotel in Siena,... See More